CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Jul 28, 2023
Updated: Aug 3, 2023
CWE ID 770


CVE-2023-38684 is a vulnerability that affects the Discourse open source discussion platform. Versions prior to 3.0.6 of the `stable` branch and version 3.1.0.beta7 of the `beta` and `tests-passed` branches are affected. The vulnerability allows arbitrary users to generate database queries that can exhaust server resources due to the lack of an upper bound on accepted values for limit parameters in multiple controller actions. The issue has been patched in the mentioned versions, and there are no known workarounds for this vulnerability. This vulnerability poses a medium risk with a base score of 5.3 according to the CVSS v3.1 scoring system, but no specific potential danger to organizations is mentioned in the provided information.


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